Chloe Charles

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Psychodynamic Counsellor - Individuals & Couples
Available for new clients
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Bristol BS1 & London W1D
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

*Offering online & telephone appointments*

My name is Chloe and I am a MBACP accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor based online. You may be looking for a counsellor to help you or someone else through a difficult time. Making the decision to see a counsellor is the first step, the next one is to find the right one.  I work with individuals, and couples/ ENM dynamics from all over the world. I work from an intersectional feminist lens as a queer, non-binary person. I aim to take a proactive approach as well as offering responsive interventions. Identifying intersecting identities helps me see where some people may be oppressed and how this impacts the individuals and societies wellbeing.

What can I help with?

As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I have successfully helped individuals and couples who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sexuality
  • Gender identity
  • Trans Masc/ Trans Fem
  • Non binary/ gender non conforming/ Gender queer
  • Monogamous/ Polyamorous/ ENM relationships
  • Transitions
  • Self-harm & suicidal ideation
  • Sexual, emotional, physical, financial and psychological abuse
  • Stress & anxiety (social, generalised and specific)
  • Addictions/ Sobriety
  • ADHD
  • Neurodiversity
  • Relationship issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attachment disorders
  • Low self esteem & confidence
  • Anger management

Specialist areas

I specialise in working with gender, sexuality & relationship diversity (GSRD), bringing a wealth of training and personal experience to the therapy services I provide. I believe that every client is unique, and so is each experience of therapy. I am a queer person who is LGBTQIA+ affirmative, I use they/them pronouns.

What can I offer you?
Within my practice, I am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I can offer short term or long term counselling depending on what is right for you. I adhere to the BACP code of conduct to provide a professional respectful service.

Where am I?
I am currently offering online or telephone appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified accredited Therapist & Supervisor trained in psychodynamic approaches and interventions. I aim to work with each individual and couple as appropriate depending on your needs and experiences.

I previously worked at The Practice Rooms in Clifton, offering private, long term, open ended psychodynamic counselling. Additionally, I worked in IAPT in Bristol as well as at The Rock Clinic in Brighton with adults, offering short term and opened ended psychodynamic counselling.

To keep up to date with the BACP standard, I undertook the following training.                

  • 2024 - COSRT – Kink -Affirming Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy
  • 2024-  COSRT – Focus on Female Infertility
  • 2023 - COSRT – Physical Causes of Vulvodynia & the Impact on Sexual Relationships
  • 2023 - Life Coaching Diploma
  • 2023 - Supervising in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Helping relationships
  • 2022 - Queering therapy spaces & working with gender diverse clients
  • 2022 - Gender Identities - Pink Therapy
  • 2021 - New Rules of Love - Esther Perel
  • 2021 - BSL Level 1
  • 2021 - Narcissism, Gender roles & Psychopathy
  • 2020 - Masterclass - Sleep Problems
  • 2020 - Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • 2020 - The Neuroscience of Addiction
  • 2020 - The Body Keeps the Score - Trauma Training
  • 2019 - Focus on unity- The Mary Clegg clinic programme of couple's therapy
  • 2019 - Working with the Couple dynamic- Vision for the future
  • 2019 - Working with the Couple Dynamic- Sexual Dysfunction
  • 2019 - Working with the Couple Dynamic- Communication & Conflict
  • 2018 - Introduction to EMDR
  • 2018 - Working with transgender identified partners
  • 2018 - Safeguarding
  • 2018 - Working with sleep cycles
  • 2018 - Working with long term health conditions
  • 2018 - Working with young people and gambling additions
  • 2017 - Working with grief
  • 2017 - Working with addiction
  • 2016 - Sexuality & gender in the therapy room
  • 2016 - Child exploitation training
  • 2016 - EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
  • 2016 - Initial Child Protection - Bristol Children Safeguarding Board
  • Professional Qualifications:
  • Level 7 Certificate - Supervising in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Helping relationships
  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Couple Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Concepts
  • BSc Psychology Degree

The quality of my training:
Choosing a counsellor can be a daunting process, but it's important you know how qualified your counsellor is and understand the quality of their training. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) a professional body. In order to obtain membership from the BACP, you must meet certain professional criteria. I have fortnightly clinical supervision and weekly reflective practice to ensure I am adhering to the ethical code of BACP. For more information please go to the BACP website.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
  • individual sessions cost £70 and couples cost £90.
  • Payment is required before the session.
  • Supervision sessions cost £70-£90 (50 mins or 90 mins)

I openly welcome discussions around EAP contracts, encompassing the GAD7 and PHQ9 scoring system.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Days & evenings

Further information

What can counselling help with?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows the individual to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

Taking a psychodynamic approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. You will be encouraged to talk about your childhood relationships with your parents and other significant people. My role is to focus on the client/therapist relationship, particularly the dynamics. The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but usually provides a quicker solution to emotional problems.

What can counselling help with?

  • Home or work related stress
  • Coping with a relationship breakdown
  • Dealing with feelings of depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Exploring sexual identity
  • Dealing with periods of transition
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Coping with fears/phobias
  • Current or historic abuse
  • Resolving identity confusion
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm

Bristol, Somerset, BS1

London, Greater London, W1D

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I am a non binary, queer therapist & supervisor who specialises in Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity.

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Chloe Charles
Chloe Charles